For the EU Commission and the EU Parliament, but also within the framework of research programmes such as Horizont 2020, we are active in larger research alliances in the field of sustainable land use. In addition, we also conduct research projects with specific national issues on behalf of federal ministries and agencies. We carry out special studies financed by foundations or on behalf of state governments and regional clients.
We apply research approaches that are adapted to questions of the projects and in which various methods, for example from the fields of qualitative and quantitative social research, political and business sciences or geosciences, are applied and combined. One focus of our work is on participative and transdisciplinary approaches, in which, for example, scenario techniques and innovation tools are used. Together with our partners, we further develop our findings and incorporate them into action guidelines and practical handbooks.
Within our research projects we therefore always move between research and practice and ensure the transfer of knowledge between these areas.